It is important to be aware of the main hazards which can be posed when using lifting equipment so that sufficient action can be taken to prevent against them.

According to the Health and Safety Executive, accidents mainly occur due to the lifting equipment failing, loads falling or workers being crushed by moving or falling equipment.

Typical hazards will obviously vary depending on the environment the lifting equipment is being used in and people should consider the potential problems which come with working on busy roads, near overhead power lines and near sewers and drains and these add extra levels of risk.

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